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Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 22:23:55 +0100
From: Julien Ramseier <>
Subject: [PATCH] drop lchmod

lchmod is not POSIX and not supported on Linux.
Keeping it would probably do more harm than good: software checking 
for its presence (i.e. libarchive) will use it and always fail.

diff --git a/include/sys/stat.h b/include/sys/stat.h
index 9d09662..0058338 100644
--- a/include/sys/stat.h
+++ b/include/sys/stat.h
@@ -92,7 +92,6 @@ int futimens(int, const struct timespec [2]);
 int utimensat(int, const char *, const struct timespec [2], int);

 #if defined(_GNU_SOURCE) || defined(_BSD_SOURCE)
-int lchmod(const char *, mode_t);
 #define S_IREAD S_IRUSR
 #define S_IEXEC S_IXUSR
diff --git a/src/stat/lchmod.c b/src/stat/lchmod.c
deleted file mode 100644
index f324ba7..0000000
--- a/src/stat/lchmod.c
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,8 +0,0 @@
-#define _GNU_SOURCE
-#include <sys/stat.h>
-#include <fcntl.h>
-int lchmod(const char *path, mode_t mode)
-   return fchmodat(AT_FDCWD, path, mode, AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW);

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